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Dry Peas Curry

Ingredients
  Dry peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Soaked Overnight)
  Potato 1 Medium, diced
  Tomato 1 Large, chopped
  Chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)
  Red chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green cardamom 3 , crushed
  Onions 2 Medium, finely chopped
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Pressure cook peas and potatoes upto 3 whistles.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.
3. When they splutter, add onions and fry till golden brown.
4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
5. Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, crushed cardamom,and saute for few more seconds.
6. Add the tomatoes and cook till mushy.
7. Now add boiled peas and potatoes along with 1 cup of water.
8. Add salt to taste and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat.
9. Add garam masala powder and mix it well.
10. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes till everything blends together.
11. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
12. Serve hot with any bread or rice or with dosa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
Indian
Cuisine: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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10 Comments

Snigdha's picture
I make this dish with frozen peas ( saves a lot of time ;) ). Also I had once used Lima Beans instead of peas and it tasted really good.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
You can use frozen peas Snigdha, but dry peas gives a bit different taste to this curry.
vinodagarwal's picture
It will also taste good if you use ginger, garlic, greenchilly, fresh corriander & littel fresh coconut paste insted of ginger garlic paste, this you can say Vatana or Matar usal Maharashtrian style.
shantihhh's picture
fresh coconut paste? haven't seen this-tell me more! Shanti/Mary-Anne
shantihhh's picture
coconut paste? tell me more! Shanti/Mary-Anne
vinodagarwal's picture
It will also taste good if you use ginger, garlic, greenchilly, fresh corriander & littel fresh coconut paste insted of ginger garlic paste, this you can say Vatana or Matar usal Maharashtrian style.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Oh thats great Vinod... I'll surely prepare the curry as you said next time...Usal is my husband's favorite dish...I was searching for the recipe in some of the websites...But didn't get one. Thanks a lot.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I think its to make a paste by adding all those ingredients with coconut.
shantihhh's picture
darn! I'd love to have coconut pate like garlic and ginger pastes/s Shanti/Mary-Anne
jyotsna's picture
Late comment but had to post this! tried out ur recipe and it turned out great! thank you!